A bigger church is not always a better church.
Comedy, they say, is all in the timing. In pastoral ministry timing is also important.
A leading Christian aid agency called in early September for greater attention to be given to Myanmar’s persecuted Christian community who, like the Rohingya Muslims, have been targets of violence and intimidation by the military.
In early October, Balliol College Oxford’s Junior Common Room (JCR) committee took the decision to prevent the Christian Union (CU) representatives from attending its freshers’ fair and having a stall on the grounds that they wished the fair to be a safe and secular space.
Ruth, in her late 30s, with three children, although not imprisoned herself, has a church leader husband who is in jail.
A new era has dawned for that most British of institutions, The Great British Bake Off.